hair follicle

(redirected from catagen)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to catagen: anagen, hair papilla

hair follicle

[′her ‚fäl·ə·kəl]
(anatomy)
An epithelial ingrowth of the dermis that surrounds a hair.
References in periodicals archive ?
During the months from October through December, Molly's hair was in the catagen phase and rested (non-growth period).
Anagen can last for a few weeks to a decade, catagen for 14 to 21 days, and telogen for 1 to 3 months.
5 In histopathology examination of AA a lymphocytic infiltration around follicular root of anagen and early catagen hairs was found.
Mate pattern alopecia is generally associated with a shortening of the anagen phase and premature entry in catagen phase.
The next step is a short transition or resting stage called catagen that lasts around two to three weeks.
Catagen is the transitional phase of the hair follicle from the active growth phase (anagen) to the resting growth phase (telogen) in the hair growth cycle.
The hair follicle life cycle comprises the telogen, anagen, and catagen stages.